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#1 ThaWhiteboy1691

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:36 AM

I have a game disk for the game FATE, by WildTangent Games, and I installed it and ran it on my computer. The sound is fluent, but the video part skips frames and is impossible to effectively play. I tried checking the system requirements, but I really don't know where to find information about my video card, if that's even something I need to bother with.

I'm running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, and that's about all I know.

I clicked on the help link from the game window and it brought me to a instruction booklet for the game [in pdf format] and I read a little. One thing it said would solve most problems is to download the latest version of DirectX or something from Windows, so I did. No dice.

If anybody can help me track down the issue ailing my game, it'd be great, thanks. I'll see if I can find any information for you if you'd like regarding system requirments and the like. Just let me know what to look for.

Thanks again.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 07:10 AM

Hello ThaWhiteboy1691,

It sounds like the graphics card is not powerful enough to run the game. http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/ will give detailed information on the Graphics card. Look for name and memory.
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:19 AM

Ah, hello again, Alan. Thanks for your speedy response, lol. =]

Well, I ran that for you.

Name: RAGE 120 PRO Ultra GL AGP (Microsoft Corporation)
Memory Type: DDR
Memory Size: 16 MB

Wow, 16 MB isn't a lot at all...Can the graphics card be replaced if need be?

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 12:03 PM

You are correct, the 16MB is quite small, I would imagine this card would cause stuttering game play.
http://www.gtopala.com/ will help you find out the make and model of the motherboard. Using this information you can (if you want to) buy a new graphics card.
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 12:30 AM

Thanks. I think I'll take that and search around for a new graphics card.

Apprecieted. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:37 AM

No problem, glad to help.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:39 PM

Sorry bout the late post. Make sure that you buy a video card that is appropriate for your motherboard. The newest video cards will not work on your motherboard because I believe your video card slot is PCI-sized and not PCI Express, which is the newest. You might consider upgrading the motherboard, but that would complicate things considerably, so the simplest thing would just be to replace the video card. I think one of the newest cards supported by your system is an nVidia GeForce 5200GT. Good luck.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:06 AM

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